Tunisian Orange or sweet orange is known for its high content of vitamin C compared to other fruits and vegetables. There are several varieties of Tunisian oranges classified into four varietal groups.
In Tunisia, the orange-groves of the Cap-Bon peninsula, still flooded with sunshine, cover an area of 14,000 ha, of which 45% is devoted to the production of Maltese (malti), the queen of oranges, which detracts from other Tunisian varieties, such as sweet “meski”, “Chami” or fleshy and slightly tart “Thomson”.
Only Tunisia produces Maltese orange, described as the best orange in the world.
In Tunisia, citrus culture is spread especially in Cap Bon region in the North East. It is represented by a large number of varieties.
Average nutritional values per 100g:
Energy: 197 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates: 11.75 g
Fiber: 2.4 g
Fat: 0.12 g
Protein: 0.94 g
In Bulk: wooden box: 5Kg, 10 Kg
Processed: wooden trays: 500 gr, 1 kg